Is this stone real?
Our product is manufactured stones with the advantages of being lightweight and easy to install.
What are CraftStone products made of?
They are cast in latex moulds taken from carefully selected natural stone. Each colour and texture uses its own blend of Portland cement, Pumice, and iron oxide pigments. Even on close examination these manufactured stones looks and feel just like the originals.
How are CraftStone products sold?
It is produced both for flat walls and corners. Flat pieces are sold by the square metre, and corner pieces are sold by the linear metre. Hearth pieces and trim products are sold by the piece.
How heavy are CraftStone products?
Weighs approximately 39-58 kilos per square metre.
How will CraftStone products weather?
Colours become an integral part of CraftStone products during the casting process. Existing applications show no undesirable change in colour after years of weathering in various climatic exposures. CraftStone is extensively used through Europe, Asia, Canada and the USA in the snowfields and withstands the wind, snow, rain and hail, as well as withstanding the heat around fire places. (CraftStone products are made of non-combustible material).
Does the colour go all the way through?
Base colour is blended throughout the entire product. Colour overtones are applied and integrated into the product during casting process.
Will the same stone appear repeatedly on the wall/project?
CraftStone products are cast from thousands of individual moulds essentially eliminating repetition. In addition to further eliminate the possibility of repetition, each stone is individually coloured, and hence no two stones will have the same colouring.
To what kind of surface can CraftStone be installed?
May be applied over any properly prepared clean, untreated, structurally sound wall surfaces such as wood, wallboard, masonry, metal, and brick…..almost any material.
How are CraftStone products adhered to surfaces?
CraftStone products are installed using regular cement mortar over a properly prepared substrate. See CraftStone installation instructions or visit our website at www.austech.com.au for more details.
Can CraftStone products be used on both exterior and interior projects?
Yes. CraftStone products are suitable for both; allow you to bring the outdoors inside, emphasizing design and continuity in colour and texture.
Can CraftStone products be used on walkways, patios or water features?
It is not recommended for CraftStone to be used on walkways, patios or water features. CraftStone looks fantastic when used as a garden wall feature, fence, around BBQ’s etc.
Should the mortar be coloured?
Our product applications are enhanced when mortar is tinted to compliment the stone colour.
Can CraftStone products be cut?
Yes, CraftStone products are easily cut using a hatchet or wide-mouth nippers, or with a masonry blade used with a circular masonry saw.
How many products types are available?
CraftStone products provide the largest variety of colours and textures available in the manufactured stone line. There are 19 textures available in over 80 colours.
What is the average thickness of CraftStone products?
The average thickness of CraftStone products is 43mm.
Where is it distributed from and what are the delivery details?
All of our products are imported from Malaysia and Singapore, and distributed by Austech throughout Australia.
Austech External Building Products proudly supplies Craftstone NSW